As a publicly funded university in the higher education system, the Open University has a special mission, namely higher distance education. OUNL’s development task is based on its own research and its own educational practice, but with access to higher education as a whole. The Dutch Open University has also set up its education for distance learning. Students can study independently via online course material. An ideal form for people with a job. The programmes have all been renewed and are state of the art. The Open University has several branches in both the Netherlands and Flanders. At the Faculty of Management Science and Technology, two departments have been set up specifically for ICT education. The computer science and information science departments have set up education in the areas of Data Analysis, Software Engineering, Security Management, and Management and Business Process Management IT. The OU works closely together with the business community, which updates the education based on innovations in the business community to ensure a good connection to the labour market. This collaboration with the business community takes place within the CAROU knowledge centre (Center for Actionable Research of the Open University). CAROU has 3 research domains: (1) data science & artificial intelligence, (2) social innovation & data science and (3) business analytics. This centre carries out applied research that allows partners from the public and private domains to remain economically vital while at the same time publishing papers. For this project researchers in security and energy analysis will carry out the work.